Estonia has been taking part in the Bocuse d’Or for ten years already, under the leadership of Dimitri Demjanov, an emblematic figure of Estonian gastronomy who has dedicated much effort to the contest since its creation.
Little known today on the international culinary scene, Estonia has a rich gastronomy and age-old know-how. Its international ambition is strong.
For its first participation in 2009, the country surprised the jury with a performance that landed it in the top of the ranking.
2020 Bocuse d’Or Europe will be held in Tallinn, Estonia.
Bocuse d’Or, the contest demonstrates once again its openness to new gastronomic nations as well as its commitment to promoting new types of cuisine around the world.
Imagine a city of almost a thousand fine dining restaurants from national heritage to New Nordic cuisine.
We combine Estonian past with its technological future. The combination of old and new is displayed through gastronomy and the places where events of Bocuse d’Or 2020 are held.
About the Bocuse d‘Or
In January1987, Paul Bocuse created the Bocuse d’Or, a revolutionary gastronomy contest. Replicating the codes of major sporting events. he imagined a true show placing the emphasis on cooking and on the chefs.
The idea: bring together 24 young chefs from all over the world, among the most promising talents of their generation, and have them prepare superb dishes within 5 hours 35 minutes, live in front ofan enthusiastic audience.
To tell them apart, a jury composed of the most illustrious chefs of the planet. Beyond a mere cooking contest, the Bocuse d'Or is a show that draws extraordinary media coverage. Many talented chefs have made a name for themselves thanks to the contest whilst promoting the culinary heritage of their country.
The next Bocuse d’Or grand finale will take place in January 2021 in Lyon, during Sirha 2021 Trade Show.
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